President Donald Trump says he's ending a pair of White House advisory councils that were staffed by corporate chief executives.
CEOs have been resigning since Saturday, when Trump blamed both sides for the weekend violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, between white supremacists and counterprotesters. The resignation accelerated after Trump on Tuesday again blamed "both sides."
Trump says on Twitter that "rather than putting pressure on the businesspeople of the Manufacturing Council & Strategy & Policy Forum, I am ending both. Thank you all!"
Shortly before Trump's announcement Wednesday, executives from 3M and Campbell Soup announced that they would quit the committee, bringing the total to seven executives who had resigned from either of the two advisory panels this week.